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Estate Planning

Advantages of Creating a Personalized Healthcare Directive for Seniors in North Carolina

March 14, 2019

One of the first questions that a senior is generally asked when they enter a hospital or long-term care facility is whether they have a living will in place that specifies their wishes for healthcare. If the senior does not have one but wants to make his or her wishes known, he or she will…

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North Carolina Trust and Estates Lawyer: 5 Tips to Get Your Affairs in Order

March 7, 2019

By North Carolina Trust and Estates Lawyer, Dennis Toman Death or incapacity can creep up on anyone. If you’re not prepared, your family could bear a heavier burden when handling your estate or financial affairs. Here are five tips to help everyone lighten the load. Make an Estate Plan One of the most important things…

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North Carolina Estate Planning Lawyers Outline 5 Infamous Estate Planning Battles

February 20, 2019

When done properly, an estate plan affords peace of mind to those creating it and leaves behind a legacy for their descendants. But sometimes estate planning can go awry – and it’s usually due to eccentricities held by either the creators of the estate plan, the beneficiaries, or both. To give a good idea of…

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North Carolina Will and Estate Attorney Says, “When It Comes to Cryptocurrency, Estate Planning Is a Must!”

February 11, 2019

You’ve most likely seen articles and news segments about cryptocurrency. The most popular form is Bitcoin, but there are several others on the horizon. For the uninitiated, cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security, making it difficult to counterfeit. One of the main reasons why people and investors like cryptocurrencies…

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Basics of Funding a Revocable Living Trust

December 30, 2018

Creating a revocable living trust is one of the best strategies for avoiding probate and leaving a lasting legacy for your family. However, the true protection afforded by a trust does not come after all the documents are signed – trusts need to be fully funded in order to make a real impact on your…

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How to Avoid Power of Attorney Scams in North Carolina

December 17, 2018

Everyone has heard of the financial scams that target vulnerable seniors, even right here in North Carolina. Seniors are a common target for these scams because they often suffer from cognitive impairments that reduce their ability to discern legitimate requests from those that are not. One common situation is when a scam artist calls an…

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It’s Possible to Change a Revocable Living Trust

December 7, 2018

As circumstances change and life throws new challenges our way, it’s important to take a look at your future plans and make sure they still match your wishes. This means examining your existing estate plan and making changes if necessary, which is especially true for your revocable living trust. As the name suggests, a revocable…

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Basics of Funding a Revocable Living Trust

November 24, 2018

Creating a revocable living trust is one of the best strategies for avoiding probate and leaving a lasting legacy for your family. However, the true protection afforded by a trust does not come after all the documents are signed – trusts need to be fully funded in order to make a real impact on your…

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It’s Possible to Change a Revocable Living Trust

November 9, 2018

As circumstances change and life throws new challenges our way, it’s important to take a look at your future plans and make sure they still match your wishes. This means examining your existing estate plan and making changes if necessary, which is especially true for your revocable living trust. As the name suggests, a revocable…

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Successor Trustees: Who Are They, What’s Expected of Them, and How to Choose

October 24, 2018

Revocable Living Trusts are designed to serve a variety of functions, such as providing individuals with greater control over how their assets and property are handled in the event of incapacitation or death, while also sparing loved ones from having to deal with the costs and delays of probate court. When a Revocable Living Trust…

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